Judith “Judie” Ann Steinhauser, 66, formerly of Springfield passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Central DuPage Hospital.
Judie was born on Nov. 22, 1946, in Eldorado, the daughter of Denzil and Betty (Bratcher) Wilkinson who both preceded her in death. Judie married Jay Steinhauser on August 22, 1970, in Springfield. They shared 30 years of marriage until he preceded her in death in 2000.
Judie was a teacher at the Greenview High School and later worked at the Illinois State Board of Education until she retired in 2010. Her pursuit of knowledge was never ending, and she loved to travel, and loved reading.
Judie is survived by her children, Brad (Elizabeth) Steinhauser of West Chicago, Grant (Laura) Steinhauser of Denver, Colo., Anne (fiancé Jason Perkins) Brewes of Springfield; her grandchildren, Kate Brewes, Evan Steinhauser, Jane Brewes, Madeleine Steinhauser, Aidan Steinhauser; as well as two brothers; Gene and Joe Wilkinson.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Bisch & Son Funeral Home, 505 E Allen St. Springfield, Ill. 62703.
A funeral service will held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials in Judie’s name may be made to the Illinois Literacy Foundation, or to the Les Turner ALS foundation. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com